Bible Dig into Ephesus: Ephesians 6:1-9

We want the Bible to say that slavery is immoral, but it doesn’t come right out condemn it. It does speak of freedom (1 Corinthians 7:21), but God’s word is more about spiritual freedom than physical emancipation. However, Paul’s teaching did subvert the concept of slavery, as slaves now had a greater loyalty to God… Read More

Bible Doodle: Deuteronomy 6:4-7

“Listen, My people! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. 6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when… Read More

Bible Doodle: Psalm 8:2

Through the praise of children and infants     you have established a stronghold against your enemies,     to silence the foe and the avenger. Psalm 8:2, NIV You don’t have to be an adult, big, strong, or bold to yield the weapon of praise. The action of praising God activates your faith, and God defeats the enemy. Read about… Read More

Stuck in the Muck of Parenting? 5 Thought Models Provide Direction

During the summer months I was blessed by grandchildren in my home, with overnights and cousin time a big priority for them and for me. The grandkids blessed me with their love, and I blessed their parents with time off of parenting—a win-win for everyone, right? One three-week stretch was mostly dedicated to these blessings,… Read More

Our sins affect generations

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. Proverbs 13:22, NLT Whatever we do leaves a deposit that will affect our children—for good or ill. Next time temptation hits, say out loud, “Whatever I do will impact my children and their children and their… Read More